Days after her first-ever selfie video (against the royal rules!), Kate Middleton traded in her pom-pom beanie and puffer jacket for a more polished look for a call with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity. The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with teachers about remote learning — something just about anyone can relate to right now — and the importance of talking about mental health during the pandemic.
In the clip, Kate is wearing a navy blue tweed jacket with a point collar and frayed edge detail. She wore her usual soft makeup and had her hair pulled back into a tight ponytail, a shift from her usual straight hair for Zoom calls.
"What an inspiring group of teachers!" the caption reads. "Although it's Children's Mental Health Week, it's hugely important we ensure our teachers are supported as well. @_Place2Be have been champions of mental health in schools across the UK and continue to provide support to those facing challenges throughout lockdown.
Kate has opened up about her own experiences with remote learning. Royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! that Kate and her daughter, Charlotte, have been embracing outdoor education and have even been hunting spiders together.
"Charlotte is a massive fan of spiders and loves looking at them and learning about them," Nicholl said. "So, they go on spider hunts so that she can see them up close and then let them go."
When they're not hunting arachnids, Kate and the kids pick vegetables from the royal gardens and she teaches them about things like wildlife in the rivers and the ocean.
"She got to meet children who had lessons outside and ask how they enjoyed it," Nicholl said. "She saw the benefit first-hand. Kate is aware of screen time and tries to limit the children being exposed to too much. When the children have a break, she takes them outside, come rain or shine."
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